A Dictionary of Biology
Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Reference - 736 pages
Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university.
With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such asBroca's area, comparative genomic hybridization,mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus.
Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution.
Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.
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Appendix 1 SI units
Appendix 2 Simplified phylogenetic tree of the animal kingdom
Appendix 3 Simplified phylogenetic tree for plants
Appendix 4 Geological time scale
Appendix 5 Model organisms and their genomes
Appendix 6 Major mass extinctions of species
Appendix 7 Nobel prizewinning contributions to biology
Appendix 8 Evolution
Appendix 9 Useful websites
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